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Antimalarial quinolines

What are Antimalarial quinolines?

Antimalarial quinolines are used to prevent and treat malaria. During the blood stages of the life cycle of malaria parasite the parasite needs to degrade hemoglobin. Hemoglobin digestion releases free heme that is toxic to the parasite, so it is then polymerised to non toxic hemozoin. Antimalarial quinolines are thought to interfere with this polymerisation and kills the malaria parasite by the accumulation of toxic free heme.

List of Antimalarial quinolines:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Aralen Phosphate
generic name: chloroquine
0 reviews
   
10
Qualaquin (Pro)
generic name: quinine
4 reviews
   
9.5
Plaquenil (Pro)
generic name: hydroxychloroquine
108 reviews
   
7.1
Lariam (Pro)
generic name: mefloquine
12 reviews
   
4.6
Arakoda (Pro)
generic name: tafenoquine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Aralen (Pro)
generic name: chloroquine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Krintafel
generic name: tafenoquine
0 reviewsAdd rating

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